View Full Version : Getting HSDPA on prepiad
10-04-2006, 02:09 PM
Apologies if this has been mentioned before.
I had quite a frustrating day today. I would like to test out HSDPA and keep it as a bakup service should our ADSL fail.
I would like ot know how to go about using HSDPA on prepaid...
Any ideas ???
The 2 x Vodashops iI went to ( Randburg and Rivonia) were clueless and said its impossible..
10-04-2006, 02:33 PM
Its works like a dream! I also bought the card + prepaid
And they were correct still no prepaid but i could be wrong.
10-04-2006, 02:53 PM
You can buy a HSDPA card outright and then put a pre-paid SIM in. At this point in time you'll pay R2/Mb.
When pre-paid bundles eventually arrive (don't ask!!) you'll be able to pay the same as the contract bundles, i.e. as low as 50c/Mb.
10-04-2006, 02:57 PM
HSDPA is like 3G it's just "3G on steroids" - so you can purchase the data card cash and use it prepaid - like you are able to do with the 3G data cards...
10-04-2006, 04:46 PM
Yes, exactly. But believe me that money flies when you're having fun!
10-04-2006, 05:22 PM
So I've got Vodacom working like a dream... I'm now trying to get my MTN prepaid working on the same card and get an error 619 " The Port is disconnected".
Do I need to have data services activated ?
Anybody have a similar problem ?
10-04-2006, 05:38 PM
You would need to activate Data Services on the MTN Prepaid Sim.
10-04-2006, 06:35 PM
put the MTN sim card into any phone and type:
10-04-2006, 06:37 PM
anyone tried an MTN sim card with an old novatel 3G card? (the ones that people are trading in)
10-04-2006, 06:47 PM
The Novatel U630 is not network locked. Works great with Voda as well as MTN.:D
13-04-2006, 07:35 PM
i want me a HSPDA card!!!!!!! OH WAIT i dont even have 3G reception, never mind HSPDA. *sigh* oh well
14-04-2006, 06:25 PM
Thats tooo bad GT. You must extend the free aerial that comes with the 3G card few metres up in the air. Maybe you will pick up sumthin!! :)